How To Sew Sock Baymax
Finished size: about 8″ tall
1. Sock (ankle length), white, 1 pair
2. Domed Button eye 4mm, black, 2
3. Crochet lace thread or Embroidery floss, Black
4. White felt
5. Poly-fill stuffing material
6. Sewing threads, white and grey
7. Sock Baymax template
1. Sewing machine or, you can hand-sew without a machine
2. Long sewing needle (about 2″) and pins
3. Erasable fabric marker
5. Blunt point tweezers or an awl
Seam Allowance: approx. 1/4″ – 3/8″ (loose-knit and thinner sock material need to have bigger seam allowance as the loose-knit can be ripped off easily.)
Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock with close-knit yields better quality than thin sock.
Always massage the stuffing to loosen the lumps. Roll any long tubular parts with both hands to smooth out the lumps, it will also help to make the parts longer and firmer.
Download and print out the Sock Baymax template so that you can trace it on the sock later.
Gather all the materials and tools as listed above (not all items are shown in the picture).
Turn the white ankle socks with wrong side out. Align and pin.
Trace the printed template on the sock. Adjust the size of the template by hand sketching them if the socks are in different size.
The red dash line on the body (the bottom left) is not the boundary line, the sides should extend until the elastic band of the sock.
The dashed line for the head (the small round part at bottom right) is not boundary either, it is indeed the folding line of the heel on the sock.
Please refer the picture after next to have a clearer understanding.
Sew the sock according to the drawing line except the head. Don’t sew on the folded edge, a.k.a the sides of the socks.
Stretch the sock a little during machine sewing, this will give a better pull and stretch for stuffing.
Cut the pieces out with at least 1/4″ seam allowance.
Be extra careful when clipping the space between the finger, clip as near as 1/16″ and do not accidentally cut the sewing thread.
Turn all the pieces right side out. You will need some help from a blunt point tweezers when turning the little fingers out.
Set all pieces aside.
Hand stitch the raw edge of the head piece with running stitch. Pull the thread to gather the edge to make a cup.
Stuff the head piece with poly-fill stuffing until it is full and firm. Pull thread and push in the raw edge to close the opening. Make a secured knot.
You may go another round of stitches in the same place as security stitch to prevent future thread breakdown and torn.
Press the head and make it flatter if it is too roundish. Sock Baymax head is in oval shape and not round shape
Mark the eyes position on the sock Baymax head, they are about 5/16″ apart. Sew the small domed button eyes on the 2 ends of the line and sew a black line between them with black embroidery floss.
Stuff the body with poly-fill stuffing. Concentrate on the tummy of Sock Baymax as he has a pear shape body with big tummy. Massage and roll the body with your hand until you are satisfied with the amount of filling and shaping. Gather and sew to close the opening.
Massage and roll the body again with both hands until it resembles the shape of Baymax’s body.
Stuff the arms with poly-fill stuffing. Stuff the little tiny fingers first, roll small amount of poly-fill into tiny balls and place them on each of the fingers respectively until all the fingers are filled and firmed. Stuff the rest of the arms with poly-fill.
Gather and sew to close the opening of both arms.
Stuff both legs but do not sew to close the opening.
Mark the bottom of the body with 2 oblong circles of each 1 1/2″ to the side and 1″ to the front, both oblong circles are touching at the center of the bottom body.
Stitch the legs to the body Of Sock Baymax along the drawing lines.
Since everyone might stuff and mark the Sock Baymax a little differently, you may need do adjustment stitches if the legs aren’t looks like what the real Baymax should have.
Adjustment stitches simply mean that you sew another round of stitches just outside the primary sewing line, depends how much you wanted to adjust the position.
This is how it looks like after the legs are attached.
Pin and sew the head and arms onto the body. You may need to shape the arms before stitching so that they can fit closely to the body line.
This is the side view of the Sock Baymax to show the position of the head and arms.
This is how it looks from a slanted front view.
Cut a small piece of white felt into 1/2″ circle.
Pin it on the left chest and sew “pulse” symbol to attach it on the body. This is program card slot on Sock Baymax’s chest.
Upon completion, spray Sock Baymax with water to erase all the blue markings. Set it aside until it is dry.
Closer look of a clean white Sock Baymax with it’s cute 2-dot eyes.
“Hello. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion.”